Sep 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
took action. when detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry, and saved a million jobs. seven presidents before him, republicans and democrats, tried to expand health care to all americans. president obama got it done. he made a historic investment to lift our nation's public schools and expanded pel grants so that more young people could afford college. and because he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-behindi inin inin ii students called dreamers. and now we need to make a choice, a choice that maybes it where millionaires can pay less, or a country where everybody pays their fair share, so that we can reduce the deficit and create the jobs of the future. it is a choice between a nation that slashes funding for our schools and guts pel grants, or a nation that invests more in education. and it is a choice between a politician who rewards companies that ship american jobs overseas, or a leader who brings jobs back home. this is the choice before us. and t
Sep 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
romney say? you all know this, he said let detroit go bankrupt. in strong -- in strong contrast, president obama took action. putting together a rescue team, demanding real change and real sacrifice from everyone involved. from management, from labor, from suppliers, from debt-holders, from dealers. everybody involved. it was not universally popular, but it was absolutely right. president obama's strong leadership saved a million jobs. since june of 2009, this industry has added a quarter of a million jobs. and the auto industry is thriving again. these are good, middle class jobs, in glass, in plastics, in steel. jobs making things for an economy built to last. and mitt romney's record? at bain capital, the corporate buyout firm he founded, too often has made their money not by building companies up, but by taking them apart. and too often, the workers ended up in the streets, even as mitt romney and his partners made millions of dollars. because of president obama's moral courage and leadership, america's auto industry is roaring again, leading the american economic recovery.
Sep 6, 2012 9:00pm PDT
workers in detroit and toledo who feared they would never build another american car, and today they can't build them fast enough because we reinvented a dying auto industry that's back on top of the world. i've worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to america. not because our workers make less pay, but because we make better products. but because we work harder and smarter than anyone else. i sign trade agreements that are helping our companies sell more goods to millions of customers. goods that are stamped with three proud words, made in america. [ applause ] >> usa! usa! >> and after a decade of decline, this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last 2 1/2 years. and now you have a choice. we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that create new jobs here in the united states of america. we can help big factories and small businesses double their exports. and if we choose this path we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. you can make that happen. y